The Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber Security Considerations

EGAN ROBINSON | August 29, 2016

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IoT holds great promises for organizations in streamlining operations, optimizing processes and maximizing employee productivity.However, many IoT devices are not developed taking into account the dangers of the Internet and lack comprehensive security measures. If IoT device security vulnerabilities are overlooked before these devices are connected to an organization’s networks, the vulnerabilities put those networks at risk of attack or intrusion.

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Econais, Inc. is a global innovation leader in embedded Wi-Fi System Solutions in the Ultra Low Power WiFi and high-performance wireless product market. The Econais WiSmart platform is a versatile self-contained Wi-Fi subsystem, with an embedded processor and streamlined and simple connectivity TCP-IP and software application stack, including the industry’s most powerful APIs. WiSmart’s complete software development environment allows customers to incorporate wireless connectivity easily and effortlessly into any product, making it the market’s best solution getting products onto the Internet of Things. Think WiSmart.

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